Gregory of Nyssa; The Life of Moses; Apophosis; Divine Darkness

God Liberates, Even in the Dark

God Liberates, Even in the Dark

Often, we're told that apophatic thinking and the liberating God are mutually exclusive. But what if there were another way forward, a way that recognizes that the God who outstrips us at every step along the way is also the One who overthrows the oppressors? Well, we'd be playing an entirely different ballgame, wouldn't we?

Batter up.

Your Faith is Not Enough

Your Faith is Not Enough

Does our life with God depend on our own abilities? Our own faith? Or something else? Perhaps, all of this misses the point. Perhaps, we've lost track of the thread that ties everything together. What if our security in God doesn't depend on us at all? What if it's been about God all along?

The Dazzling Darkness of God

The Dazzling Darkness of God

Gregory of Nyssa’s The Life of Moses is one of the most profound works of apophatic theology we have. Within the fairly simple context of an exposition of Moses’s life, Gregory traces out the contours of what it means to live a life oriented towards and perpetually moving into God. Enter: the darkness of God.